Bling Bling Mickey Mouse Ears

 - Feb 20, 2007   Updated: Apr 7 2011
References: disneyshopping.go
If I ever saw a kid wearing rhinestone Mickey Mouse ears, I wouldn't know who to slap first, myself or the parent. Handmade with over 4000 Austrian crystals was designed by Madeline Beth, this glam update of felt MM ears sells for $1200.

Implications - The luxury market is noted for its discerning clientele and near-limitless bounds; nearly every consumer product can be "blinged" to appeal to this well-heeled customer base. Artists are appealing to this market by creating opulent versions of pop culture iconography that wouldn't appeal to plebeians. Whether they're functionally used or kept secured away as art objects, these pieces let their owners show off their impeccable taste and their most keen interests.